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Subject: So relaxed!
Talented crooner Perry Como seemed so relaxed on TV. I enoyed this 1952 show. He seemed to get a kick out of the teenagers screaming after he finished a song. Those simple, naive TV programs from the early 1950's are fun to watch.
Subject: Perry Como
In defense of this show, the actual minutes of advertising are less than many current American shows when you consider all the commercials and product placement seen today. Of course, that doesn't change one key thing: These commercials presented here suck, big time. Some of the worst commercials I've ever seen.
But the show is excellent. Perry Como sings wonderfully, the special guest is a rare treat, and I most certainly can tell you now it's less annoying than "Queen for a Day", which should be avoided at all costs.
Subject: Songs or Cigarettes?
Is it supposed to be The Perry Como show or an extended cigarette advert?
Glad we never had sponsorship in the UK!
Steve Carras -
Subject: It's Perry!
Even if Perry Como's world might've been racist, sexist,by today's politcally correct stanrds a l a Frank Sinatra, one obvious paramount difference---Frank can be marketed as much as the latest Nickelodeon show, while Perry [who wasn't much into self-promotion nor into being a bighsot, which of course was the gold key to the secret of his longtime success!] wasn't the Brooklyn bad guy type, if that's the right term, just a major superstar who glided into your home, at the flick of a switch [remember when tv ACTUALLY had them?].
And that Silver and GOld is "not U2's"[as one poster said./.] Or Burl Ivesd's, though Perry could handle that one immediately.
SCTV, then Chris Guest [A Mighty Wind!] and Paul Herz [The American Pie franchise] standby Eugene Levy [the 2005 "Cheaper by the dozen"] is long famous for a SCTV Perry spoof, where he'd fall into a, well, Perry Como.
When Perry Como died in 2001 columnist Susan Ager noted that Perry wasn't the typical bighsot, even by his own era's standards, just the boy next who as I said, for just the movement of turning the set on to the right channell, right time, gently arrived into your living room for your enjoyment.:)
Subject: A great slice of advertising history
Can you imagine what would happen now if someone started reading on and on about a product, only using cue cards on the screen? Where's the flash? Where's the CGI? And how the heck did anyone sell ANYTHING without Billy Mays???
Still tapping my toes to "Silver and Gold"
Subject: Silver and goold...
If you can get past the non-stop shill for Chesterfields, some fun stuff to be had here, featuring Como and his "cousins" singing a song called "Silver and Gold" which probably is not the same as the U2 song, and a great song sung by Hank Snow! Woooee!!